Secretary of State

Secretary of State

The Secretary of State, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate, is the President's chief foreign affairs adviser. The Secretary carries out the President's foreign policies through the State Department, which includes the Foreign Service, Civil Service, and U.S. Agency for International Development. On February 1, 2017, Rex W. Tillerson was sworn in as the 69th Secretary of State of the United States.